AGENCY: Department of Environmental Quality. Division of Air Quality

SERIES: 1715
TITLE: Air pollution monitoring sites case files
DATES: i 1980-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphanumerical

DESCRIPTION: This is a complete record of each air monitoring site established in the state. It includes a copy of the professional contractual agreement with the site operator, a Station Siting, Operation and Configuration Audit, site information, and correspondence regarding clarification of procedures, problem reporting, and letters of transmittal; a contract which gives date of agreement, the department and division, the name and address of the contractor, the contractor's social security number, the terms of the contract, the period of the contract, the amount of the contract, and the signatures of the program director, the contractor, the department head, and the director of finance; Station Siting, Operation and Configuration Audit which gives the site criteria, the outside appearance, security, and equipment of the site, the appearance, safety equipment, and monitoring equipment conditions inside the site, the documentation of activities, the conditions of the manifolds and inlets, the condition of the instruments, recorders, and other equipment; site information such as the city where located, the name of the urbanized area, the census tract number, the types of pollution monitored at the site, a map of the immediate area, the site classification, the land use within 1/4 mile of the site, the predominant land use by direction, the stationary pollution sources that may influence the site (includes name and location of source, the types of pollution emitted, the effectiveness of the control equipment, and the distance and direction from the site), the sources of mobile emission (includes such items as the name of the road, the type of road, the average daily traffic, and the physical conditions of the road), the site topography, and information on the equipment used and a pollution representation.


Permanent. Retain until final action


Transfer to Archives.


Retention and disposition for this series were specifically approved by the State Records Committee.

APPROVED: 08/1986


Paper copy: Retain in Office for 1 year and then destroy.

Paper: Retain in Office until the site is closed or replaced and then transfer to State Archives with authority to weed.


Administrative Fiscal Historical Legal

The station audits and contracts should be kept as long as they are valid. No further use for these exist other than administrative as the record copy of the contract is kept elsewhere. The site information contains much information about the location where the monitors are set up, the types of pollution found there and the sources of that pollution and may be of historical interest.




Private. contractor' address, social security number.